Over at another Freaking scrappy challenge … here is the prompt we are giving our followers:
March is the month where school children have a spring break in Canada. Scrap some memories of a spring break (or another school break) that you experienced. We never travelled in our family for school breaks, but I did always enjoy the time outside or reading and just relaxing.
I scrapped about visits to my Mémère and Pépère`s house in summers – my mother`s parents home. Dad was military, so we spent many of our summers visiting either his or my mother`s family, as we usually lived quite far from either families. I used Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Borders and Remember papers. The photo is my siblings and I, my grandfather and Uncle Edouard, and my Mémère in front of her farmhouse.
Now, over at the other FABULOUS challenge blog, Scrapbookers Anonymous, the lovely Theresa and Lea are challenging their followers to create a collage with stickers – using a minimum of 11 stickers!! I scrapped a photo of my son Chris Pennington and used Bo bunny Grease Monkey Gears paper.
Come on over to Scrapbookers Anonymous where they have their mid-month alphabet challenge on. This month is the letter “f”. I used paper from the Rouge de Garance Free Ride collection for my layout. Come on out and play with us!!!
Here’s the instructions I received for July’s challenge from Scrapbookers Anonymous: “What’s your hard to use color? Well pull out those sheets of card stock and pattern paper in your stash and force yourself to use them in a LO! Make it pretty monochramatic except for maybe some little accent colors” – yikes what a great challenge once again from Scrapbookers Anonymous!!! Terri Gillman and Lea Patterson are always encouraging their followers to use up their scrapbooking stash in interesting ways with their unique challenges.
Well, there are several colours that I find hard to use, so my choice was difficult for this challenge. Finally I settled on the colour brown. The paper I used with the photographer’s advertising also features some awesome roses that I could not resist using in spite of their colour. Well, I am using my stash, aren’t I, and we were allowed to use some accent colours, weren’t we? So it makes no sense to leave half the paper behind. Lol, so I didn’t. Paper is from Pink Paislee – Love Letters and Picture Perfect.
The girls at Scrapbooker’s Anonymous also challenge us to make a card with our leftover supplies from our layout. Well – I had no leftover scraps from this layout. I used two complete pieces of paper for this layout!!!!
My photo is of my daughter Mary Pennington, taken on the Go Train on our way to Toronto one fine day. Beautiful Dreamer …
by Anne Pennington
Little late getting this up today, as we have just come back from our favourite cabin, and now we are dashing off to Canada Day celebrations in Trenton. Hubby’s band is playing at 5 – yikes – need to jump in the shower and go!!!!
Sad to hear too that Julie Tucker-Wolek is finishing with These are a Few of my Favorite Things after a terrific two-year run of it. One of my favourite places to go for sure. She is a sweetheart. I’ll still see her around, but I will miss her challenge. There is time to participate in the last challenge if you go to her challenge website!!!! Please drop over to participate and leave her a comment letting her know how much you’ ve appreciated her challenges!! If you click on Julie’s name above, you can keep tabs on her and her adventures at her personal blog. That girl has a LOT going on!!!!
you!! Scrapbookers Anonymous has June’s challenge out on their blog, and it is to make a layout using at least 3 pieces of paper from a 6 x 6 paper pad. Sometimes we purchase them for cardmaking and mini album making and either forget to use up the remainder, or forget them altogether. I had purchased two Basic Grey mini-album kits, have ALMOST finished them, but never used the remainder of the paper. Paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie and model is Mary Pennington, our youngest daughter. The 4 background papers are from the paper pad, and the banner uses other papers as well from that paper pad. Hope you enjoy!!!
Go on over to their blog (run by Theresa and Lea). Their challenges are great!! Visit the designer’s blogs there (including Theresa and Lea’s). There is plenty of inspiration to get your mojo flowing!!
by Anne Pennington
Over at Scrapbookers Anonymous they are now challenging their followers to make a card from the remnants of the layouts they make for their challenges each month. What a great challenge for someone like me who rarely makes cards. I always wish I had something on hand for a special occasion for that special someone.
My card was fairly easy – I had made my layout for them this month out of Kraft paper. The challenge this month was to stamp a background paper, and make 3 embellishments from stamps on contributor’s layouts. From the remnants of my submission, I stamped a background paper to resemble a letter ( like I did in my layout), made the same envelope that I used in my layout, then stamped a banner for a little message. I added a tiny butterfly for balance, distressed with a distress tool and some distress ink, and voila, glimmer misted the banner … a simple, yet elegant card made. Oooo I like doing this !!!!
by Anne Pennington
There is another great challenge for Scrapbooker`s Anonymous – hop over to their blog to check it out!!!
Sometimes I just am not satisfied with a layout after I am finished – so I add to my layout after a bit of time has passed until I am happy with it. Such was the case for this layout. I had finished it in a hurry to make the deadline for a competition. Here was the original:
Here is the layout re-worked a bit until I was happy with it:
Designs by Anne Pennington
The layout was done as part of my application for the design team for Scrapbookers Anonymous. I am very pleased to say I was one of the lucky winners and will be on their DT for the next six months!!! Yay!!!
Scrapbookers Anonymous is a terrific challenge blog that I’ve discovered recently. They challenge their readers to use up items in their scrapbooking stash that they might not otherwise use. So many of us collect scrapbooking supplies and just never have the time to use them, or move on to the next released line of supplies in the stores before we have done justice to what we already have. Often, I think, it is just because we are stuck and cannot imagine what we can make with what we have on hand. Scrapbookers Anonymous is great – they give me lots of ideas of how to get going and get a design onto paper!!!!
How many stamps have you bought and never used???? Or used once or twice????? For May`s challenge they ask participants to use a stamp to make background paper, and also to make 3 embellishments with stamps for their layout.
I used a script stamp to make some background paper to resemble a letter, made an envelope with a stamped postmark, a stamped dressform and stamped some titling as an embellishment on my layout. Creating embellishments with stamps was so much fun, that the second time around I added a bird that was stamped with a musical note stamp that I had in my stash. This GORGEOUS paper is Timepiece by Bo Bunny. Hope you like it.
Oh yes, the gorgeous timeless beauty is my mother Mary Allain Wride who will remain forever young in my memory!!!
Got some awesome news!!! I have been invited to be part of the design team for Scrapbooker’s Anonymous!!!!!! Scrapbooker’s Anonymous is a great challenge blog where they encourage their visitors to use up items in their stash. The current challenge on now is to use 23 eyelets in a layout!!! This blog is headed up by Theresa Gillman and Lea Patterson. Great girls with imaginative challenges for scrappers!!!
The others chosen for the design team are:
Julie Tucker-Wolek (yay Julie)
Elisabetta Colavero (Eli)
Julie Jeavons (in the process of establishing a blog!)
Hop on over to their blogs by clicking their names above to see their awesome designs!!!
Design Team members already there are:
Wow, their blogs are freaking awesome too!!!
So happy, what a thrill, lots of new friends and inspiration!!!
Scrapbooker’s Anonymous is a terrific challenge blog that I’ve discovered recently. They challenge their readers to use up items in their scrapbooking stash that they might not otherwise use. For the DT call that they recently had they challenged participants to use a stamp to make background paper, and also to make 3 embellishments with stamps. I used a script stamp to make some background paper to resemble a letter, I made an envelope with a stamped postmark, a stamped dressform and some titling done as an embellishment on my layout. This GORGEOUS paper is Timepiece by Bo Bunny. Hope you like it. Oh yes, the gorgeous timeless beauty is my mother Mary Allain Wride!!!!
by Anne Pennington
Get Picky has a new sketch by Becky Fleck this month that is pretty awesome:
I had a great time making my layout based on the sketch. The layout features my daughter Stephanie Pennington in her apartment last Christmas season showcasing her Christmas decorations. She loves the colours black and purple, and so her Christmas decorations were predominantly purple! To represent the hache marks that Becky used in her sketch, I used Gesso – I like the effect, subtle and adds to the snowy effect of the layout. My papers were Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade. The purple ribbon I used were what was used to bundle the pyjamas that I gave Mary and Stephanie this past Christmas. I love it!!! The Christmas balls were photos I printed varying sizes of the Christmas ball that was hanging in Stephanie’s window. This is one of my favourite layouts!!!
by Anne Pennington
Scrapbookers Anonymous also has a challenge this month to use at least 7 flowers in a layout – well – I wanted to meet their challenge so I used 10 miniature flowers in this layout! Check their website out – they have great challenges!!!